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Chickasaw chief's response to white encroachment

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CollectionClements Library: James McHenry Papers view image
Document Information
Date July 22, 1797
Author Name James McHenry (primary)
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Transcribes a discussion between a Chickasaw chief and American. The chief insists that his people are aware that whites will stop at nothing to take their lands and reminds the American that they remember the terms of past treaties. The Chickasaw then says that he has been informed by Spanish Louisiana Governo Gayoso that Americans want to take possession of their lands and demands an answer to that allegation.
Document Format Document
Document Notes Second page is partially illegible.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; John Adams; Wolf; Chickasaws; English; warriors; British; Spanish; Spaniards; Indians; Americans; French; Manuel Gayoso de Lemos; Governor Gayoso; whites; Choctaws;
Related Places Chickasaw Nation; Chickasaw Bluffs; cliffs; Spain; woods; Tennessee; Orleans; west; Choctaw Nation;
Keywords Rattlesnake; squirrel; fort; treaty; land;
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